Erno Laszlo • Shake-it • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have oily skin, and for some reason, I have to change my foundation make-up formula regularly because it just stops looking good after a few months. I LOVE this product. In fact, I love all the EL products Ive tried (with expert advice). I use this after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing with EL antioxidant moisture complex. It's tricky to find the best way to apply it at first, but for me, I dab it on with a cotton ball (pressing into my skin) until I achieve a very matte finish and then I apply EL controlling powder in Dark very lightly to set. It lasts all day! I am African-American with fair skin ( I usually use cafe au lait or caramel shades) and although the Suntan is a tad bit light and not as yellow-toned as I usually go for, it works well set with the dark transluscent powder. It looks very natural, like my skin, if I don't overdo the application. If you have really oily skin, you know that foundations have a tendency to darken up throughout the day and look dirty. This product eliminates that issue for me!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Blue
I've used Regular Normalizer Shake-it (now called Shake-it Tinted Treatment) for over 30 years. As a man, this product was suggested as part of my original ritual when I was very acne prone at the age of 17. It very discretely covered my blemishes without looking like makeup. As an oily skinned adult, this product is a blessing in the way it keeps my t-zone shine free. I've never once been asked if I had anything on my face, I've only received compliments on my beautiful skin. I think Dr. Laszlo would be pleased!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have dry skin, so I'm not the target market for this product. Nevertheless, I like it for covering the t-zone, especially in hot weather. It leaves my t-zone as matte as matte can be.
Sometimes I apply with the recommended cotton ball; other times with a flat-top foundation brush. I do wish the opening was a bit smaller, to avoid the chance of spilling this very expensive potion.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Wish I would have discovered this 30 years ago! This stuff is amazing for oily skin. It is essentially powder suspended in toner. After washing and priming my skin I sponge this on with the sponge that I swiped (never used) from my Studio Fix compact. It literally takes 30 seconds. When the alcohol dries you're left with a flawless, somewhat sheer veil of powder and you just look like you have perfect skin. It shrinks pores and keeps my skin matte all day. If I go out in the evening I just reapply and get a fresh made-up look immediately. It really is perfect. I have been a devoted powder foundation user for years but powder foundations just don't cut it in the summer - they're too thick, obvious, and melt right off even with primer. This is amazing stuff and I might use it year round when the weather cools - we'll see.. Expensive, but worth it. FYI - I prime with MAC Prep+Prime SPF 50. I've tried just straight moisturizer and/or sunblock and it doesn't work as well. The neutral shade that I use is pretty much universally flattering on everyone, or so I'm told.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I agree with taz1946 and also remember pouring out some of the clear liquid in Shake-it for more coverage. I believe it was called Photo Finish. However, instead of throwing the liquid out, pour it into your light controlling lotion bottle, because that is what it is. I have used Erno Laszlo since the early 80's and although they have been bought out several times, and the products went though many changes (not all of them good), I believe they finally got it right again. Your skin will look better than you thought possible.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've been using Erno Laszlo for the last 30 years. I get so many compliments on my now 50 year old skin. I've moved on to the Firmarine products, but still use Sea Mud Soap and Formula 3-9 is the best for sunburn. I just wish more places sold, but as a result, I have a great rapport with Anne, my sales rep at Saks.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've been using this product since my late 20s and it's the only form of makeup that doesn't make my face break out. It controls shine and doesn't run off your face in hot & humid Florida like so many products with water-attracting ingredients. Doesn't look like you have makeup on but evens out skin tone.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This really is just liquid powder, or more specifically, powder held in suspension. It doesn't really act or look like foundation per se, more like a good layer of powder.
You can only use it if your skin is quite oily because both the powder and alcohol are so drying. But if you do have a lot of oil and prefer a "no-makeup" look this is so worth trying! It wear well and stays matte nearly all day, depending on just how big a greaseball you really are. Also, if you remember the Clinique Pore Minimizer lotion from years ago, this is nearly identical. And yes, it does a hell of a job filling in pores. BTW I always apply it with my fingertips or a sponge. If you use cotton you'll blow through so much product and end up throwing a good lot of it away on the pad.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Shake It is my go to product when I want even skin without the heaviness of a foundation. It leaves my skin looking flawless enough to leave the house with just that and some concealer. On another note even with my sensitive skin this product has not caused any redness if burning. I have recommended this to all of my friends.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I didn't know much about EL when I first bought this but was surprised and very happy that I did. It is one of my must have products for the summertime. Sunscreens usually leave me a little bit oily and I've found that this is very good at countering that and leaving my skin with a matte, but not dry look. My skin is dry in the winter so I only use this in the summer. I don't know how well a job this does in terms of preventing acne blemishes though.
I just use my fingers and swipe it on my t -zone and blend outwards. It's weird at first but you'll get the hang of it quickly. Just work quickly and do small areas at a time.
A little pricey but it lasts a long time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Wow....This stuff is amazing! Everything breaks me out, but this stuff has really helped clear up my skin! usually makeup makes my acne worse but since i started using this stuff, i havent had a single new break out and my old ones are diminishing. The coverage is ok. just makes your skin look clearer without really covering your skin. calms redness and gives you a nice matte finish. I think this would be too drying for someone with already drying skin though, unless you layer it over a rich cream. I love touching up with this during the day. since its filled with alcohol i feel it kills any bacteria on my face haha. The heavy controlling cream is also great for nighttime.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Other, Medium Eyes: Other
i was in search for a product that could minimize my pores & this was suggested. when i tried it at the department store i thought that this product was amazing. When i came home and tried it again i noticed that it would minimize my pores for a few moments but not for a long time. I don't know of any other benefits this product might have since i just used it on my nose. I'll probably use it again and give it another try since its just sitting on my bathroom counter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have acne prone, oily skin. I'm extremely fair skinned (though I look a little orange in my photos lol). I bought this because Marilyn Monroe used this, and she always looked beautiful. It took a few days to get used to. I thought maybe the coverage was too light...but after looking at it for a while, I realized I was just used to unnecessarily heavy makeup. It covered most marks, though some needed concealer. It makes the black heads on my nose disappear. I mean it! My pores were just gone! Now it's a little easier for me to use, and I look so much better these days. I used to wear colorstay, which was always too dark and thick, but I thought I needed that opaque coverage. I wore colorstay once again this week....I wanted to cry. I looked awful! I must've looked like this for years! My face was orange and so thick and fake looking. Shake it really looks like nothing. I know a lot of people claim a certain foundation will look like your skin only better but I can tell you, I've tried them all and this is the only one that looks like real skin. It makes me look like I have baby skin, the kind I had before I hit puberty! Plus, I love that the color stays true, and it doesn't smudge around. I do get oily though after a few hours, but that happens even when I sleep lol. I use the duo phase loose powder over this to balance my skin out. It's perfect. If it weren't for Marilyn I'd never know about this!
You can touch your face with this, other people can touch your face with this. It's like nothing I've ever used! Also, it really has kept breakouts at bay. All foundations make me breakout, this clears them up! A+
EDIT: Found the best way to apply this for me is to put it on with a cotton round, wait to dry, then buff it in with my MAC 187. I imagine any brush like this would work. I like it much better than buffing with another cotton round. I still love this by the way, still no where near half way through my bottle! also, this works really well over ponds dry skin cream when I have dry patches from my differin.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I agree with another reviewer here. College and Shake-It. There are all sorts of newer products on the market for acne control these days but this is still the best in terms of makeup. Yes, products have changed but acne remains the same and it still favorably responds to EL. I don't understand why it works so well because it is largely alcohol and that's supposed to be a no no but in 40 years I have tried all sorts of products and this still remains at the top of the list. Maybe it's the type of alcohol. When you buy it the SA will tell you to soak a cotton ball, apply to your skin in layers until you get the coverage you want, then buff. In the day when we were short of time but wanted heavier coverage for scarring, we just poured about 1/2 the clear liquid out then would shake it to mix the contents. Even though this made it thicker, it still provided the same sheer natural look. It's more expensive this way but truly this stuff lasts a long time even starting out with a little more than half a bottle. As others have said it gives your complexion the smoothest finest looking skin. Wonderful stuff!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Fabulous pigmented, truly water-based makeup....no silicones, oils or glycols.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat. (Sd Alcohol 40-B), Calcium Carbonate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Talc, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Denatonium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Eugenol, Gerniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Ci 77491 Ci 77492 Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77947 (Zinc Oxide), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
HG status, and I have used just about every HE foundation out there. I LOVE this stuff. It's a little hard to get used to since it has the consistency of water. You need to work fast but it is so worth the effort. My combination skin looks perfect and poreless after application.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It's a watery typed foundation that sweeps on like a toner. It's lightly alchohol like but it does offer thin coverage. I like it, but I'm not sure if it does a whole lot for me in the coverage area. However, my skin did look brighter and more even. Perhaps it takes time to 'set', but it's definitely a unique product.
-Mine is in the colour 'neutral'.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Pores? What pores?!
This product is fantastic at controlling oil and redness and makes my pores practically invisible!
I have really sensitive skin...no reaction yet.
Looks really nice under my foundation...I know some people use it by itself but I need extra coverage. Love love love!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
HG foundation!! I hate the look and feel of liquid foundation and have used the EL Normalizer Shake-it on and off for years now. I have tried every high-end foundation including the popular mineral foundations and always come back to this. It provides very sheer coverage but diminishes the look of pores at the same time. I have to purchase 2 colors and then mix them to get that perfect shade, but it's worth it!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I've been going through a greasy, shiny skin thing & purchased the Shake it regular hoping to cut down the oil & mattify my skin. I think it actually made my skin MORE oily!!!! You can really smell the alcohol in it so maybe it's just too much & my skin is over-compensating for lack of oil & making me look like a grease slick. Yuck! I wont repurchase.